User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:66.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/66.0
Steps to reproduce:
Opened a private newtab page, noticed the new search field.
Display of search field on updated private browsing newtab page controlled by browser.privatebrowsing.searchUI
Wouldn't it be more consistent for display of the search field on the private browsing Newtab page to track the settings for the regular Newtab page, specifically:
For example, I have have my Home and Newtab pages set to "Blank" and have unselected all the Firefox Home Content items, as I want a clean experience (I know this is redundant when using Blank). I would prefer/expect the same private browsing experience.
Also, why would it be desirable for the search field (on either Newtab page) hand things off to the URL bar (browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar)? It seems distracting to start typing in a page field and have the focus shift to the URL bar, especially in the case where searching from the URL bar disabled. Is it simply because Chrome does this?
Thanks! - Rick